Welcome to the home page of St. Thomas' Church, Werneth - on the Coppice.

St. Thomas' is one of many parish churches in the Church of England. It is part of the Diocese of Manchester.

It is a Grade II listed building.

Public Notice - Cranmer Education Trust

The Cranmer Education Trust wishes to notify parents/carers and all interested parties that following discussion with the Diocesan Board of Education and Area Dean, we will be resuming the counting of attendance at public worship for children applying for Christian faith places at both The Blue Coat School and The Brian Clarke CE Academy from 31st October 2021.

This will not affect applications for 2022.

Arrangements are being put in place to cover any temporary restrictions on attendance at individual churches in the future.

For further details, please see our websites:

Cranmer Education Trust: News

The Blue Coat School: Year 7 Admissions Entry

The Brian Clarke CE Academy: Admissions Explained

Church Services

The church building is open for Sunday Services.

Current Arrangements

We want to keep our Sunday morning arrangements as safe as possible, given local Covid-19 rates. Fortunately we have the space to keep our existing procedures in place.

Please note:

  • Please continue to wear a face mask during church Services (unless you have a medical or psychological reason not to do so).
  • We are now going singing (quietly, with masks) a couple of hymns each service, plus the sung liturgy at Holy Communion.
  • You are welcome to sit next to others, where you have arranged this in advance.
  • We will continue to offer the bread, only, at Holy Communion.
  • Signing in is NOT compulsory.
  • Full details can be found in our revised Risk Assessment

Regular Activities

These are the usual times of the regular activities at St. Paul's and St. Thomas':

Guides 7:00 pm at St. Paul's.
Pop In 2:00 pm at St. Paul's.
Xanadu Dance Troupe 6:30 pm at St. Thomas'.
Stitch & Share 10:00 am at St. Paul's.
Holy Communion 10:30 am at St. Thomas'.
Violin Classes 3:00 pm at St. Thomas'.
English Classes 1:00 pm at St. Thomas'.
Farsi / Dari Discussion Group 3:00 pm at St. Thomas'.
Violin Classes 3:00 pm at St. Thomas'.

The Notices

  • Recycling Please try to put the right items in the right recycling bin. If we can't recycle in our own church, what hope is there for the world?
  • Authorised Lay Ministry Are you interested in serving as an Authorised Lay Minister? Please see Nick or Cath.
  • Sunday Services Please note that hymn books and service books/sheets are offered on your way in. Please pick one up if you prefer to use these during the service, rather than the screen.
  • Experience Christmas Please see our Experience Christmas page for details of our plans for Christmas 2021. At the moment, we would like volunteers to help with the different stations, and offers of props.
  • Church Collection As usual we cannot have a collection in church. Church funds continue to be low! Please feel free to leave a collection on the plate as you leave church. Thank you for your generosity.
  • VolunteersWould you like to volunteer to be a Deputy Warden? If so, please speak to Nick or Najib.
  • Fund Raising You can now (a) donate money to church by using the link at the bottom of the page; (b) support the church by raising a donation when you shop online, by using the link at the bottom of the page.

News from our Charities


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Sunday 5 December 2021

10:30 am

2nd Sunday in Advent

Holy Communion

St. Thomas' Church

Monday 6 December 2021

7:00 pm

Risk Assessment Meeting

(login details provided)


Wednesday 8 December 2021

10:30 am

Holy Commmunion

(Book of Common Prayer)

St. Thomas' Church

Saturday 11 December 2021

10:00 am

Coffee Morning

(admission £1.00 for adults)

St. Paul's Church